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WordPress Speed Booster Pack Optimize Site Steps post will show you the results of enabling some or all of the plugin settings to improve the website performance.

Last Updated: April 9, 2018

Latest News: I have updated the information below to include the new plugins features.

The following steps shows you the results after enabling most of the plugins features. It also shows you the results when adding a cache plugin. In this test I used Hyper Cache Plugin.

Note: You can use any cache plugin you like as long as there is no conflict between this SBP and your cache plugin.

The test was carried out in a testing site in my live server.

Specs For This Test

  • 25 plugins installed. 9 plugins active and 16 inactive during the test.
  • The site runs in a VPS server with minimum resources.
  • WordPress version 4.9.5.
  • The theme used is Twenty Eleven.

Note: In many cases you will not be able to enable all the plugin features. This will be due to the plugins, theme used in your site and your server specifications. If you run your site in a shared server account, then this plugin is limited to the server specs but it can still improve your site speed in many cases. 

Speed Booster Pack Tutorials

WordPress Speed Booster Pack Optimize Site Steps

Step 1 ) Go to Speed Booster to configure the plugin and start improving your website speed and performance.

The following image shows you the stats after installing the plugin without enabling any of the settings. The stats are very good since this is a simple testing site running in a VPS server. Even though the stats are great, the performance can still be improved further. The following steps will prove this.

Site Current Stats

  • Page load: = 0.54 sec
  • Number of executed queries = 9 DB Queries
  • Memory: 6,5 / 256M
  • Plugins: 9

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Step 1-a ) The following image displays Gtmetrix readings before enabling any settings in the plugin.

Performance Scores

  • PageSpeed Score = A (94%)
  • YSlow Score = C (79%)

Page Details

  • Fully Loaded Time = 1.9s
  • Total Page Size = 241KB
  • Requests = 28

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General Settings

Step 2 ) The following image displays the results after enabling the following options in the plugin.

General Settings

  • Move scripts to the footer
  • Load JS from Google Libraries
  • Minify HTML
  • Defer parsing of javascript files
  • Remove query strings
  • Lazy load images to improve speed
  • Removes extra Font Awesome styles

Notice that the plugin stats have changed.

Stats

  • Page loading time in seconds = .90 sec
  • Number of executed queries = 9 DB Queries
  • Memory: 6,5 / 256M
  • Plugins: 9

wordpress-speed-booster-pack-load-stats-second-test-new

Step 2-a ) The following image displays Gtmetrix readings after enabling the above settings in the plugin.

Performance Scores

  • PageSpeed Score = A (96%)
  • YSlow Score = B (84%)

Page Details

  • Fully Loaded Time = 1.3s
  • Total Page Size = 184KB
  • Requests = 20

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More Settings Options

Step 3 ) After having enabled the following settings in the plugin, there was an increase in the plugin stats.

More Settings Options

  • Remove WordPress Emoji scripts
  • Remove WordPress Shortlink
  • Remove Adjacent Posts Links
  • Remove Windows Manifest
  • Remove RSD(Really Simple Discovery) Link
  • Remove the WordPress Version
  • Remove all rss feed links
  • Disable XML-RPC = Did not enable this feature.

Step 3-a ) The following image displays Gtmetrix readings after enabling the above settings in the plugin.

Performance Scores

  • PageSpeed Score = A (97%)
  • YSlow Score = B (84%)

Page Details

  • Fully Loaded Time = 1.6s
  • Total Page Size = 165KB
  • Requests = 19

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Need even more speed?

Step 4 ) The following image displays the results after enabling the following options in the plugin.

Need even more speed?

  • Inline all CSS styles
  • Minify all (previously) inlined CSS styles
  • Move all inlined CSS into the footer
  • Disable all above CSS options on mobile devices

Notice that the plugin stats have changed.

Stats

  • Page loading time in seconds = .54 sec
  • Number of executed queries = 9 DB Queries
  • Memory: 6,5 / 256M
  • Plugins: 9

wordpress-speed-booster-pack-load-final-stats-new

Step 4-a ) The following image displays Gtmetrix readings after enabling the above settings in the plugin.

Performance Scores

  • PageSpeed Score = A (97%)
  • YSlow Score = B (88%)

Page Details

  • Fully Loaded Time = 1.5s
  • Total Page Size = 123KB
  • Requests = 13

wordpress-speed-booster-pack-gtmetrix-fourth-test-new

The above results are great and you can see the changes in speed and optimization by simply enabling all the settings in the plugin. However you can still improve the performance even further. You can install a cache plugin.

The following results are displayed after installing Hyper Cache plugin. You might like to read the following tutorial Hyper Cache Settings.

Performance After Hyper Cache Plugin

Step 5 ) The following image displays Gtmetrix readings after installing Hyper Cache plugin.

Performance Scores

  • PageSpeed Score = A (97%)
  • YSlow Score = B (88%)

Page Details

  • Fully Loaded Time = 1.6s
  • Total Page Size = 160KB
  • Requests = 13

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The final results is a total improvement for the site. This also improves the SEO rating by search engines for the site. There are other factors that can also improve the site performances.

Other Improving Factors To Consider

  • Reduce all images sizes.
  • Reduce image compression.
  • Increase server resources.
  • Use CDN.
  • Less number of plugins used.
  • A none heavy theme, coded correctly in accordance to WordPress standards.

Troubleshoot Tips

Q1 How do you exclude JS files from deferring for certain pages?

Solution One: Someone posted a solution in the forum. Click on the following link solution posted in the forum.

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I will be updating this tutorial from time to time. Make sure you come back for the latest updates.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Enjoy.

Manuel Ballesta RuizManuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

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